The kicky jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in Help! are going up for auction. The black coats were worn for five days during shooting of the 1965 movie, as well as on the accompanying album cover. They're expected to go for between £50,000 and £70,000 when they hit the market March 20.

The Help! jackets are part of a sale that includes more than 200 other rare items of Beatles memorabilia, including 61 original images shot at the band’s legendary Shea Stadium performance, and a Stuart Sutcliffe self-portrait that also features a sketch of Paul McCartney.


The two coats come from Help! director Richard Lester's private collection, giving them excellent provenance.